Does PRP really work?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Treatment can help support wound healing in trauma and joint injury. The treatment also addresses baldness, and prevention in hair loss and promoting new hair growth, stimulating the growth of hair transplant and enhances other cosmetic procedures.
The use of PRP as a means to promote healing of soft and hard tissue injury is well documented. It has been discovered that PRP also possesses growth-promoting properties that can be leveraged to accelerate the repair of aged and damaged tissues. It is now known that PRP contains many growth factors, hormones, nutrients, protein stabilisers (such as albumin), and other important bioactive compounds that are really important for cellular and tissue regeneration.
Its use in the field of cosmetic surgery has also become popular in the past ten years, owing to its ease of use and its long history as a safe, low-risk therapy (because it is derived from the patient’s own blood), and its natural effect on cosmetic outcomes following injections for facial rejuvenation and androgenetic alopecia.
To understand how PRP works, it is important to be aware of the role platelets play in healing.
Platelets are a component of blood, along with red and white cells. When a person sustains a cut or a wound, the platelets are some of the body’s “first responders” that arrive to stop the bleeding and promote healing.
Since PRP therapy involves using your own blood as part of the process, there is very little chance for inflammation or diseases to be obtained during this procedure.